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  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

  • By Jonathan on 13-06-18

A great book of wisdom

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Reviewed: 20-09-18

A powerful and moving text. A deep look into the forming of our psychological development.

  • The Monster Collection

  • By: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
  • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterful performance from Richard Armitage

  • By Valentina Ancilotti on 05-11-17

Great Value

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Reviewed: 18-07-18

High quality readings of three fantastic novels. I would highly recommend these recordings, too notch.

  • The Mists of Avalon

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding. Truly.

  • By Jessica on 01-12-15

Magical world

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Reviewed: 17-06-18

Beautifully written. Great story and interesting characters. This story brings the legend of Arthur alive.

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could be a better investment than the movie

  • By Anthony on 02-06-13

Great Audiobook

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Reviewed: 01-05-18

Great performance, I had finished before I knew it. Beautiful language and bittersweet story. spellbinding.

  • Crime and Punishment

  • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Last two words are missing which is a nuisance..

  • By trufflesmummy on 19-07-16

wonderful story and great reader.

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Reviewed: 19-11-17

An amazing story which leaves you contemplating good & evil. The narration was well performed and really enjoyable.

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  • Mugged

  • Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors. It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts over fiction..

  • By K. L. Joyes on 04-11-18

Eye opening

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Reviewed: 05-06-17

Anne Coulter has a refreshingly honest explanation for our society. well researched, well presented arguments.

  • Adios, America

  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants - all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Countries should be run like businesses not charities

  • By A Cater on 22-10-16

Well researched and well argued

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Reviewed: 15-04-17

I enjoyed this audio book so much I finished it in two sittings! Eye opening.

  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

A great listen

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Reviewed: 20-02-17

A beautiful story and well preformed. I couldn't stop listening, it was funny and uplifting.

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite book of all time

  • By Rocky on 17-02-17

Read it...or don't

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Reviewed: 23-06-16

This book has made me interested in classical history, when every move was critical to your power and often your survival too. Humans inherently become amoral when they decide to become effective. You're a member of this species, so learn these principles; play or be played.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful